Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Drop Cloth Draperies

I think they look just like linen! These are cotton painters dropcloths. Measuring five feet by nine feet. I purchased each "panel" at Lowe's. About $10.00 each. Then I machine washed and dried them on hot and ironed the "valance". I did this by folding over 13 inches on all of the panels. (with the pretty hemmed side facing front). For the hem, I merely snipped a piece and tore it across!

Clip them onto your drapery rings and VOILA, LINEN DRAPERIES!!! OK some of you with linen draperies are saying I need to get my eyes checked, but I can still h
ave my wallet checked too! I did the living room ~ 2 windows and dining room ~ 1 window, for $30.00!!! I think I'll still add one more to the dining room for fullness.

Been doing a few crafty things. I got out my Fimo clay. (Which my friends knowingly told me to take out of my garage sale stuff to sell) and whipped up some breast cancer jewelry. Ford has a new campaign with "WARRIOR" as the theme for the pink fight. I like it. Sounds tough. Then I made a necklace, the same clay minus the white highlighted letters that says F%@K CANCER! Blazing crude and vulgar~
but I like it! You'll just have to use your imagination to see it!

And later this morning I'm going to load up all the scarves and hats and take them to the St. Johns Chub O'Reilly Cancer Center, here in Springfield, MO. The nurses have already told me they'll have to set up a new place to display and distribute them! I'll call them first and let them know I'm coming! That makes me so proud! Proud of YOU!!! Thank you. We have a very nice start!!! (Maybe I should go to work for PBS or somewhere like that!)

I'm also thinking of extending my challenge to Wanda Kerr's THE WELCOME MAT. I think you may need an invitation to join the group, but let me know and I'll gladly "get you in". It's a huge group of rug hookers and fiber artists from all over the world! You probably recognize Wanda's name from Rug Hooking Magazine and the great dyeing recipes she contributes each issue.
And in closing, here's a picture of the progress I'm making on my Ant
ique Star rug.

I'm moving right along~between the nausea and extreme arm fatigue. So Glad I have something to escape to, though. I can't imagine just Sitting here staring at that black box you call a TV. It seems like such a waste of LIFE!

Have a great week!


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

What can I say? You have found the most economical draperies ever!! And they look great from here!!
Love your rug ~ it already has a very antiquey look to it!!

You're delivering scarves and hats already ~ I better get on it, hm?

By the way, Sheri ~ you're my hero, girlfriend!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your attitude!


Taos Sunflower said...

Very cool idea on the draperies...and they look great.
Love the jewelry. I like the one I can't see the best.
Your antique star rug is going to be really neat. Whose design? Yours?
(oops...forgot to send a scarf...later, I promise).
You're the warrior!

Kim said...

Its great to hear that you are keeping busy and still creating awesome stuff. And I think the jewelry piece you didn't show sounds PERFECT! I Love the sentiment.
Keep on inspiring us.
Kim xoxo

katie said...

So, painters cloth, how smart of you. I love them.
Happy to see you are keeping busy and going on with your life.
So nice of you to do for others while you are battling.
Your rug is looking great, can't wait to see it finished.

Lea said...

Hi Sheri, I'm Lea your ornie partner!
I LOVE your blog and .... I've always wanted to learn rug hooking.
Your rug looks awesome. And you make jewelry and your own curtains to boot! They look so cool!

I'm gonna go read more of your blog.
I wish I knew how to knit.. and could make a hat. My Mil is coming Thursday and has promised to teach me to knit. We'll see how that goes. I've tried before and never really got the hang of it.
Okay; gonna go read more.
Have a good evening!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I love your new "linen" curtains...and your star rug in progress. Can't wait to see it finished!

Jeanne (RED) said...

You never cease to amaze me! The curtains are great! And your rug is growing! Call me if you need anything--I mean it!
Love, Jeanne


What a great response to the hat and scarf challenge. Enjoy your rug and I LIKE your curtains, why get into debt!!


coinguyslady said...

I have something for you over at my blog.Come see!

TamboinMO said...

I showed this to the girls at work and they were in awe of your talents!

danasmith said...

Oh my Gosh but I love those drapes! That's it....I have to hit Lowes tomorrow!!!

SweetAnnee said...

Those drapes look GREAT..
and I love the Warrior in Pink from Ford.

The other jewelry sounds great..
someone has a site

f%ck cancer.com

Rene said...

Thank you for this info on the panels! What a great idea and natural panels is something on my wish list.

Janis@ White Alder[Home] said...

Wonderful drapes, they look just as good as the "real thing"....great job!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for "following" I hope you stop in again soon.

PS: My dad kicked cancers ass last year and I'm putting good prayers out to you to do the same!!! Huge hugs.

dulcy said...

I love those drapes! I know they're fabulous because I saw them in person! I think it's a great example of repurposing.

Ter'e said...

Can't wait to see more progress on your Antique Star Rug. This is a beauty!!!!!! Good therapy!!!!! Beautiful colors Sheri.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Just found you tonight and so glad that I did. I read several of your previous post and was sorry to read about your breast cancer. I too had Breast Cancer and I am a survivor of many years.
I laughed at your experience with the Karma in the kemo station area. We all have to find things to laugh about.
You hang in there. Everything will be fine.
My prayers are with you

Lea said...

Hi Sheri!
Just poppin in to say hello and tell you my Jingle ornie came yesterday. Did you hear me squeaL??????????!!!!!
I LOVE it!!!!!!!! It's absolutely *FABULOUS*!!!! You are SOOOO talented and I feel completely honored to have something you created!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you SO much!
Love the Christmas towels too!!!
I'm still doin a happyDANCE!!!

pjehw3 said...

What weight are your drop cloths?

pjehw3 said...

Which weight drop cloths are beset?